Lions pick up two more gold on second day of Championship Weekend

It was another successful day on Championship weekend as Lion athletes picked up another two gold on Saturday. Both victories came from Carleton University athletes as the school finished participating in the first RSEQ Conference Championship.

Telvin Tavernier, having already grabbed silver in the pole vault on Friday, took a step up the podium to win gold in the heptathlon. For his two medals and fifth place finish in the 60m hurdles, Telvin was a runner up for male athlete of the meet honours.

Sprinter David Bobak was also victorious, taking home the 300m title in a lifetime best of 34.55 seconds. Bobak narrowly edged out his competition for gold, winning by a mere one one hundredth of a second. The medal gave Carleton a total of three gold, one silver and one bronze in their first conference championship.

At the OUA Championships in Windsor, it was a clutch performance which got Yvan Ntivumbura on the podium. Yvan was sitting in fourth place and down to his final attempt as he made his final approach at 2.07m. Clearing the bar, the third year student solidified his bronze medal position while adding to 2cm to his personal best.

In the women’s weight throw, Ashley Connell, competing for the University of Guelph, picked up her second bronze of the weekend with a best throw of 17.15m. Connell’s two medals helped her Gryphons win the women’s team title.

At the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Boston, Adam Palamar picked up a bronze in the mile, finishing in 4 minutes 2.73 seconds. Palamar and his Syracuse Orangemen teammates also captured the ACC team title.

Other medal winners from the weekend included:

Matt Bedard, North Dakota State University – Summit League 4x400m Silver and Team Title

Lindsay Brandys, University of Toronto – OUA 4x200m Bronze

Liz Comeau, Dalhousie University – AUS Team Title